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Soy Curls

Soy Curls

Soy curls have hit the plant-based cooking world! People are always asking me about Butler soy curls, so I thought this was a topic worth writing about. Initially, I was very reluctant to try soy curls; I assumed they were loaded with strange ingredients. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike many meat substitutes, these are […]

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  May 12, 2016   No comments
Build A Burger

Build A Burger

Veggie Burger Formula   I have made many different burgers and rarely write down the combinations.  I have a tendency to use the vegetables in season and what’s available in my kitchen.  These are the 7 categories of ingredients I almost always use when building a great burger.  Get creative and build some interesting combinations […]

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  April 28, 2016   No comments
Oil Free Cooking

Oil Free Cooking

    Oil is a highly processed food with no nutritional value. Oil is essentially empty calories and much higher in calories per gram than any other food. You can easily obtain plenty of natural fats by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.  Here are some cooking tips for a healthier lifestyle.   Sauté: I use […]

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  April 8, 2016   1 comment
Baby Food as a Fat Replacer

Baby Food as a Fat Replacer

Baby Food as a Fat Replacer   Most people know that you can use applesauce or bananas as a fat replacer for a brownie, cookie, or muffin, but have you ever explored the baby food aisle?  There is a huge variety of not just fruits but vegetables that are creative and healthy oil substitutions for […]

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  April 5, 2016   No comments
Green Jackfruit

Green Jackfruit

Many people have asked me about jackfruit and where they can find it. First, I would like to explain what jackfruit is. Jackfruit is one of the largest fruits; it looks much like a green porcupine. It grows in warm tropical areas and is very sweet and fruity when ripened, but without much flavor in […]

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  March 29, 2016   4 comments
Easter Dinner

Easter Dinner

  Growing up, Easter Sunday always included a traditional meal. Much of Easter, as most holidays do, revolves around food. I remember waking to baskets filled with jellybeans and chocolates, attending church, and preparing a large afternoon meal. My parents always had a ham for Easter, along with traditional mashed potatoes, gravy, salads, fresh buns, […]

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  March 24, 2016   2 comments
Pie Plant

Pie Plant

Rhubarb was a family favorite during my childhood.  My father grew rhubarb in our garden and it was always ready to harvest in the spring.  It’s a tart and sour addition to desserts, pies, and jams.  Rhubarb is often paired with strawberries since they are also harvested in the spring and provide some sweetness and […]

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  March 17, 2016   No comments

Sauté the whole-food, plant-based way

One of the easiest ways to cut harmful fats and oils out of your diet is to change the way you sauté or fry your food. Almost all of us learned that onion, garlic, mushrooms, and many other vegetables should be cooked by sautéing in butters or oils, but in reality they can all be […]

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  August 23, 2015   No comments
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